|Type of record:||Archaeology|
|Name:||Tatton Old Hall Deserted Village|
Excavations have revealed a period of Saxon and Medieval occupation at this Scheduled Monument. The village was a loosely connected community of cottages, crofts and fields on the east side of the Old Hall. Fragments of pottery found suggest occupation from c.1200-1400AD. The farm site seems to have been abandoned by c.1400. There is no evidence for occupation of the village in 15th century.
The Scheduled Monument is situated in the park of Tatton Hall on a plateau which lies above the west bank of the Tatton Mere Brook and is in three areas of protection. It includes the below ground remains of the medieval Old Hall, including a demolished wing, a medieval mill pond and dam to the south-west of the hall as well as prehistoric settlement remains. Part of the site of the village has been fully excavated between 1979-85 revealing that the site had been in continuous occupation since 350BC. The farm was replaced by a mid to late Anglo-Saxon long house also of timber, together with other structures. The complex was cut by ditched boundaries of a later reorganisation into the crofts and tofts of a medieval settlement together with a timber dwelling and byre and an ancillary structure of sleeper beam construction occupied between AD1200 and 1400. This group of buildings was abandoned c.AD1400 but the property divisions remained to form the basis of a post medieval bank and hedge system. To the west, east and north of the settlement lay the open fields and grazing common of the medieval village, traceable as ridge and furrow. Narrow 18th century ridge is also visible superimposed upon the broader medieval ridge and furrow.
|Parish:||TATTON, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST|
- BUILDING ( some (1-100), Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
- DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Deserted Village, Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
- DITCH (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
- Long House (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
- POST HOLE ( some (1-100), Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)
|Protected Status:||Scheduled Monument 30362: Tatton Medieval Settlement, Prehistoric Settlement Remains, The Buried Remains Of Tatton Old Hall And Mill Dam|
|1298/0/1||Related to: Tatton Old Hall and Deserted Village (Monument)|
|1298/0/2||Related to: Tatton Old Hall Deserted Village (Monument)|